Baked Apple-y Oatmeal!

Have you ever heard the dreaded words –“you have high cholesterol”? Whether you have or haven’t, we’ll help you to either lower your cholesterol, or help prevent it from getting high with a great tip to help you to do it au naturel – and a scrumptious recipe too!

The key is including soluble fiber in your diet.

Baked Apple Oatmeal

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While both insoluble and soluble fiber are important for your health and help to aid in prevention of certain diseases, it’s soluble fiber that attracts water and forms a gel that slows down digestion. It helps to make your feel full which is ideal when you’re watching your weight. Soluble fiber also helps to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol au naturel by interfering with the absorption of dietary cholesterol.

Some of our favorite sources of soluble fiber include oatmeal, apples, strawberries, flaxseeds, blueberries, beans and carrots – just to name a few!!

To help you get on track and incorporate soluble fiber into your diet, here’s a simple recipe for you try – Baked Apple-y Oatmeal!

Baked Apple-y Oatmeal

Serves: 8 – ½ cup servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups diced apples
  • 3 eggs (We use Eggland’s Best eggs because they have 4X more vitamin D compared to ordinary eggs!)
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease an 8-by-8-inch baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, baking powder and salt. Stir in apples until thoroughly mixed and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour over dry mixture and gently stir to combine.
  • Add mixture to baking dish and bake for about 1 hour, until golden brown. Serve and enjoy!

This makes a great snack—you can take it on the go or place on top of some nonfat Greek yogurt, yum!

Nutrition Facts Per serving: 134 calories, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 206 mg sodium, 19 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 6 g protein

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Baked Apple-y Oatmeal!
 
Nutrition Facts Per serving: 134 calories, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 206 mg sodium, 19 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 6 g protein
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups diced apples
  • 3 eggs (We use Eggland's Best eggs because they have 4X more vitamin D compared to ordinary eggs!)
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease an 8-by-8-inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, baking powder and salt. Stir in apples until thoroughly mixed and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour over dry mixture and gently stir to combine.
  4. Add mixture to baking dish and bake for about 1 hour, until golden brown. Serve and enjoy!
  5. This makes a great snack—you can take it on the go or place on top of some nonfat Greek yogurt, yum!

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